In this new and modern era of social media, news and media drama; there seem to be a continuous tension between our Indian cricket team and media. The people’s pressure and expectations have been a tension for Indian cricket team for decades. There are times when the media crossed their lines, but the cricketers gave great replies in turn.

 1. Just a week ahead of the world cup, when our cool captain M S Dhoni became a father and was questioned by a reporter about what was playing in his mind, his response to him left everyone speechless..

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“I am on national duty and everything else can wait.”

2. In India we people treat cricket like a religion and our captain understands that..

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He said “I have 3 dogs at home, whether I lose or win they treat me the same.”

3. Again when our captain cool was asked by a reporter, whether he will answer personal questions. He very calmly replied

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“You have every right to ask me that. That’s your prerogative. But I have every right not to answer. ”

4. When Sehwag was asked what is the difference between him and Sachin the answer was bang on.

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“Our bank balance”

5. Again when Sehwag was asked by a reporter ‘Do you know you may never play for India again?’ His reply was very crispy.

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“ Well, whose loss is that?”

6. Once Sachin was asked how he deals with critics and he nailed it with his reply.

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“When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones.”

7. When Sourav Ganguly was asked how will his team handle Rawalpindi Express ( Shoaib Akthar), he gave the wittiest reply.

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“We will try and pull the chain and stop the train midway.”

8. Reporter to M S Dhoni ‘Why India doesn’t have good fast bowlers like South Africa?’

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He replied calmly “Indian spinners are better than South Africa, but you people never ask me about that.”